Canadian Medical Association

Dr. Victor Do

Dr. Victor Do

Credit: Laughing Dog Photography

Victor Do’s commitment to medicine includes a commitment to the health and well-being of his peers. 

A paediatrics resident at the University of Toronto, Dr. Do is co-chair of a project at the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) to improve the culture of medical schools. The collaborative is working on getting all 17 faculties of medicine to sign on to the Okanagan Charter, which encourages post-secondary schools worldwide to foster health-promoting, respectful and inclusive environments. 

During the pandemic, Dr. Do was president of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students, where he led advocacy efforts to ensure the quality of virtual learning.

When students were no longer allowed to visit residency programs as part of CaRMS, he helped the AFMC develop CANPREPP, a website where applicants could explore residency programs.

And Dr. Do still finds time for research, where he is interested in child health equity and health systems innovation.

“All of us are better versions of ourselves because of Victor’s effort, enthusiasm, and compassion.”— Dr. Lyn Kathryn Sonnenberg, Professor, University of Alberta

Dr. Victor Do is receiving the CMA Award for Young Leaders (Resident) in recognition of his exemplary creativity, initiative and commitment to making a difference at the local, provincial/territorial or national level.

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